Wed, 11 February 2015
In his State of the City address last week, Mayor Javier Gonzales announced a proposal to convert single-occupancy public restrooms in Santa Fe to gender-neutral restrooms. He told Santa Feans that the proposal was a response to the needs of the local transgender community. The announcement sparked some confusion among Santa Feans. In an article in the Santa Fe New Mexican, business owners questioned whether the issue is significant enough to warrant the Mayor's attention, potentially at the expense of other important topics. But according to Adrien Lawyer, director of the New Mexico Transgender Resource center, this issue has a broader impact than most people realize. KSFR's Kate Powell reports.